So, one day over the coffee pot we came up with an idea... To make a cross Tele/Strat with some parts we had around the shop.
It actually all came together when our good mate, Byron Kennedy, brought in a Fender licensed All Parts neck. We had a Dr Parts Tele body and we put the neck in the neck pocket and we all had the same idea at the same time... it was meant to be! Let's build a half Strat, half Tele monster. After a good scratch in our cabinet we had the pickups (Thanks Meron for the Dimarzio Bridge pickup) and other bits and bobs.
This has become a bit of a 'all hands on deck build', and many people are giving their time and expertise to the build. Neville Scott has given his time and great wood working skills to help with the routing of the pickup cavity, bridge alignment etc... Thanks!
Next was the cutting and shaping of the scratch plate. We used a three ply from an American strat.. A dremel and a steady hand was needed, only one cup of coffee was consumed before the procedure...
We are waiting for some Fender Machine heads and are about to start the wiring. We are going to have the traditional Strat volume knob and the Tele Knobs handling the tone, but we are going to have a push-pull on them, one for the coil tap on the bridge pickup and one to switch to the Tele sound (bridge and neck).
We will keep you posted with the progress and if anybody has any comments please feel free to speak your mind... Cheers!
Machine heads arrived! Olly starts the complex wiring of the guitar.
Do you want your own custom made 'Can' Guitar? Speak to us and we can get our good friend Paul to custom design and build your own 'Cantar'. Please feel free to ask questions here, or offer any suggestions. Cheers.
There was some great feedback to our Jam day at the Gear Junkie last month. We are thinking about hosting one every two months on the last Saturday of that particular month, Any comments or suggestions would be most appreciated...
29th March - Special Event at The Gear Junkie. Snacks, drinks and lots of cool gear to play with. Watch this space for details.
PA, Amps, Coffee, drinks and snacks ready for Saturday. 11am-2pm. Please bring in your cool gear to show the rest of us!!
We picked up a kinda rare Guitar Combo amp today. Hand Wired in the '90's. Made in the UK, 100w all valve (6L6's) 2 x12" Celestions. Can anybody guess what it is? It will be going for a song - R3000.00
Pop into the Gear Junkie in Salt River Cape Town, have a chat and a cup of coffee and relax. We are NOT a 'pushy salesmen' type of shop. We want happy customers who are happy with the treasure they find in our store!
Is there anything you really want to see in The Gear Junkie?